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Noun: conducting  kun'dúk-ting
  1. The way of administering a business
  2. The direction of an orchestra or choir
    "he does not use a baton for conducting"
Verb: conduct  'kón,dúkt
  1. Direct the course of; manage or control
    "You cannot conduct business like this";
    - carry on, deal
  2. (music) Have the leading position, as in the performance of a composition
    "Barenboim conducted the Chicago symphony for years"; "conduct an orchestra";
    - lead, direct
  3. Behave in a certain manner
    "They conducted themselves well during these difficult times";
    - behave, acquit, bear, deport, comport, carry
  4. Accompany somebody somewhere to show them the way
    "He conducted us to the palace";
    - lead, take, direct, guide
  5. Serve as the medium for transmission, allow movement of
    "Many metals conduct heat";
    - impart, transmit, convey, carry, channel
  6. (music) lead musicians in the performance of
    "she cannot conduct modern pieces"; "Bernstein conducted Mahler like no other conductor"

Type of: act, administration, bear, bring, care, carry, convey, deal, direction, disposal, do, execute, handle, hold, manage, management, move, perform, take

Encyclopedia: Conducting